EXPERIMENTAL MODEL TANK AND WIND TUNNEL TESTING FOR THE DESIGN OF PASSENGER CRUISE SHIPS

The rapid development of the cruise ship industry and the resulting competition in this market has led to higher passenger expectations and to increasing demands by ship operators in terms of passenger comfort, reliability, economy, and the ability to maintain exacting schedules and manoeuver safely in restricted waters. To meet these requirements, ship designers have had to undertake additional investigations at the design stage, some of which have resulted in extensions and developments in model tank and wind tunnel testing. This paper deals with those aspects of the well established schedule of conventional model tank testing that are of particular importance to cruise ship design and describes the procedures developed to investigate and improve certain aspects of performance that are more specific to the operation of such ships.

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  • Pagination: 9p.+discuss.

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  • Accession Number: 00657962
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM